A new Quinnipiac University Poll (released June 1, 2016) places Hillary Rodham Clinton only slightly ahead of Donald J. Trump in the race for the US president in 2016.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee now holds a 4-point lead over the Trump, the presumptive Republican Party nominee.
Clinton's lead in a one-on-one match up is 45% to 41%, but when you ad in the Libertarian Party and Green Party presidential candidates, the race is very close.
The report reveals:
"That number tightens even more when Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein were added. When all four candidates were factored in, the former secretary of State had 40%, Trump had 38%, Johnson had 5% and Stein got 3%.
The Trump-Clinton matchup had a noticeable gender gap. Fifty-one percent of men went Republican, while 35% of men went Democratic. Meanwhile, 54% of women surveyed backed Clinton, while 30% supported Trump."
The numbers were split along gender lines as well as the young and old.
Quinnipiac reveals "in a Clinton-Trump matchup, men go Republican 51 – 35 percent, while women go Democratic 54 – 30 percent. Republicans back Trump 86 – 4 percent and Democrats back Clinton 90 – 6 percent. Independent voters are divided, with 40 percent for Trump and 37 percent for Clinton."
"This is a very tight race that will divide Democrats and Republicans, the young and the old, white, black and Hispanic voters – and husbands and wives – in the months ahead," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The full poll is here.
There is good news in the poll for Bernie Sanders, but the long-shot candidate likely won't be on the general election ballot.